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Trial Number 1

Trial Purpose:

To measuring the soil removal performance of oven cleaning products used in the home.

Date Run:

04/10/2015

Experiment Procedure:

The test was performed on artificially applied soils on porcelain substrates. The experiment was based on the guidance from CSPA DCC-12 Screening the Efficacy of Oven Cleaners. Soil B from the standard was made using 85.4 wt.% butter, 6.5 wt.% sugar, 4.3 wt.% deionized water and 3.4 wt.% flour. The sugar was dissolved in water between 75 and 95 F. Then at room temperature or above, the softened butter was added to the solution and mixed thoroughly. Flour was added to the mixture and stirred until a uniform mixture was obtained. A uniform weight was applied to each of the twelve preweighed porcelain coupons. The coupons were then covered with aluminum foil to prevent air currents from disturbing the soil film during baking. The soil was aged in a preheated 475 F for 120 minutes. Once coupons were cooled to room temperature, dirty weights were recorded.
Cleaning was performed following the instructions on the supplied commercially available product. Product was sprayed onto the surface and allowed to soak for two hours and then wiped clean with a cloth. Final weights were recorded and effectiveness was calculated.

ChemistriesEvaluated: PLZ Oven Fume-Free; EasyOff Fume Free; PLZ Fresh & Clean Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner; Easy-Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner

Trial Results:

Table of Product Performance

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
PLZ Oven Fume-Free      
  0.2533 0.1777 29.85
  0.1502 0.0874 41.81
  0.2138 0.0978 54.26
  0.2764 0.0478 82.71
  0.2425 0.0997 58.89
  0.2511 0.0302 87.97
  0.3735 0.0674 81.95
  0.2855 0.0489 82.87
  0.3044 0.0840 72.40
  0.3046 0.0758 75.11
  0.2658 0.0458 82.77
  0.1726 0.0034 98.03
EasyOff Fume Free      
  0.1468 0.0097 93.39
  0.2365 0.0048 97.97
  0.3130 0.0217 93.07
  0.1657 0.0235 85.82
  0.2098 0.0156 92.56
  0.2320 0.0149 93.58
  0.3259 0.0150 95.40
  0.3028 0.0139 95.41
  0.3778 0.0248 93.44
  0.3162 0.0051 98.39
  0.2227 0.0047 97.89
  0.2246 0.0218 90.29
PLZ Fresh & Clean Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner    
  0.2428 0.0684 71.83
  0.2059 0.0178 91.36
  0.3048 0.0468 84.65
  0.2452 0.0053 97.84
  0.2116 0.0106 94.99
  0.2378 0.0126 94.70
  0.2915 0.0248 91.49
  0.2653 0.0308 88.39
  0.2416 0.0128 94.70
  0.1401 0.0103 92.65
  0.2912 0.0498 82.90
  0.2953 0.0882 70.13
       
Easy-Off Heavy-Duty Oven Cleaner      
  0.1513 0.0841 44.42
  0.2503 0.1272 49.18
  0.1932 0.1253 35.14
  0.2137 0.1144 46.47
  0.2113 0.0453 78.56
  0.1939 0.1407 27.44
  0.2964 0.0899 69.67
  0.2997 0.0631 78.95
  0.3065 0.0538 82.45
  0.3106 0.1293 58.37
  0.2751 0.1243 54.82
  0.2446 0.0619 74.69

Success Rating:

Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.

Conclusion:

The PLZ Fresh & Clean Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner performed on the same level as the commercially available EasyOff Fume Free oven cleaner. The Easy-Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner was the least effective and second least consistent product evaluated after PLZ Oven Fume-Free. It was especially lacking when compared to its PLZ counterpart, PLZ Fresh & Clean Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner, which performed nearly 30% more efficiently.

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